Simple Cotton and Wool Chaddars
Basic chaddars that are perfect to cover yourself for the practice of meditation.
See also our smoother light cotton chaddars
Size: roughly 46x100 inches
except smaller "women's" shawl around 36x80 inches
Made in India
The material for mainly the white chaddars is slightly rough cotton, clearly thicker than our other cotton shawls.
The other chaddars are a simple Indian wool. All these chaddars are hand-made, and as such, are not each exactly the same.
The color stripes can vary on the different shawls depending on what is in stock
Chaddars in order of appearance:
Larger "men's" white cotton chaddar - Smaller "women's" white cotton shawl,
Reddish wool shawl/chaddar - Brown wool shawl/chaddar
Bright orange shawl/chaddar - brownish orange shawl/chaddar
Colors online are close but will not exactly match the color you see in person.
NOTE: These shawls/chaddars are made in Jayrambati and Kamarpukur (the birthplaces of Holy Mother and Sri Ramakrishna) as part of a cottage industry for poor rural women workers started by the Ramakrishna Mission. (Click on the link for more information about the women who make the shawls and about rural development through The Ramakrishna Mission in India).
The photos are great and are dressing my altar. They greatly enhance my meditation and bhakti practice.
it is hand spun cotton shawl and i like to cover myself with it to
meditate morning and evening. I know it is being enthused with
divine energy every time i meditate. such mental state helps you tune in faster. it makes you feel grounded i feel.